Tags: Raspbian

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holiday lights
In this three-part tutorial, we show how to set up a fully automated holiday music and light show with a Raspberry Pi.

Create a Fully Automated Light and Music Show for the Holidays: Part 1

This tutorial series from our archives explains how to build a fully automated holiday display with Raspberry Pi.  Christmas has been one of my favorite festivals, and this year it’s special because I’m planning a massive project to decorate my house using open source projects. There will be WiFi-...
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Raspbian Linux Distribution Updated, But with One Unexpected Omission

New distribution images for the Raspberry Pi's Raspbian operating system appeared on their Download page a week or so ago. The dates of the new images are 2018-10-09 for the Raspbian-only version, and 2018-10-11 for the NOOBS (Raspbian and More) version. In a nutshell, this release includes: a...
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Kali Linux 2017.3 Hands-On: The Best Alternative to Raspbian for Your Raspberry Pi

The latest release of this excellent security, forensic, and penetration testing Linux distribution is everything I have come to expect from the software and more, with both PC (32 and 64 bit) and Raspberry Pi images. The new release, 2017.3, is primarily a roll-up, incorporating all patches and...
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Debian-Based Raspbian GNU/Linux OS with PIXEL Desktop Out Now for PC and Mac

Raspberry Pi Founder Eben Upton proudly announced the availability of the Debian-based Raspbian GNU/Linux distribution with the recently introduced PIXEL desktop environment for PC and Mac. As you might be aware of, Raspbian is the official Linux-based operating system for Raspberry Pi single-board...
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holiday lights
This tutorial series shows how to create fully automated holiday music and light show. In this final part, we wrap up the project with a custom playlist and finish up the electrical connections.

Create a Fully Automated Light and Music Show for the Holidays: Part 3

This tutorial series shows how to build  a fully automated holiday music and light show using a Raspberry Pi, a Micro SD card, and a few other inexpensive parts. Previously, we covered the basics of what you need for this project and showed how to set up your Raspberry Pi. In Part 2, I showed how...
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Halloween lights
Swapnil Bhartiya shows how build a board with Raspberry Pi and open source software that synchronizes music with lights for less than $20.

Build a Spooky Halloween Music-Light Show with Raspberry Pi and Linux

My son just turned 4, and he is super-excited about Halloween and zombies. So I planned to create a haunted house-like experience for him. The biggest challenge was to get audio-visual effects. I wanted spooky music synchronized with well-placed lighting. Instead of buying some expensive Halloween...
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Raspberry Pi Foundation Unveils New LXDE-Based Desktop for Raspbian Called PIXEL

Today, September 28, 2016, Raspberry Pi Foundation's Simon Long proudly unveiled a new desktop environment for the Debian-based Raspbian GNU/Linux operating system for Raspberry Pi devices. Until today, Raspbian shipped with the well-known and lightweight LXDE desktop environment, which looks...
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